Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' To Follow 'The Avengers,' Says Marvel Studios President

Ant-manEdgar Wright's long-gestating adaptation of "Ant-Man" could finally begin production at the end of this year.

"Edgar was in L.A. last week," Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told Superhero Hype. "We sat down, and we started working on a calendar of when to get him back into it once he finishes promoting 'Scott Pilgrim,' so I think towards the end of this year, early next year we'd start looking at early prep for that, but certainly for a release date after 'The Avengers.'"

Wright was first attached to direct "Ant-Man" back in 2006. However, the film has since gone through a lengthy development process. Earlier this year, Wright revealed to MTV News that Ant-Man's solo film was not contingent upon his appearance in "The Avengers."

"['Ant-Man'] isn't one of their biggest properties," related Wright. "It’s not like a tentpole deadline. It’s more like me and Kevin [Feige] [saying], 'Let's make a really good script.' We've always agreed on that — 'Lets make a good script that works, that’s all about a great genre film, and that isn’t necessarily relying on anything else.'"

"It should be a great genre film," added Wright, "So that’s why I did a first draft."

Hank Pym (aka "Ant-Man") was created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby in 1962, during an appearance in "Tales To Astonish." The character went on to become one of Marvel's first superheroes and a founding member of "The Avengers."

Last February, Lee revealed that he had recently spoken with Wright about the "Ant-Man" movie.

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